Creating an energy-efficient and environmentally friendly home is not just a trend you should follow but the need of the hour. A green environment doesn’t begin once your home is ready. It begins during the conception of your home plan. As a contractor, you should be able to offer carbon-friendly concrete solutions to homeowners so that they can design a home that is environmentally friendly from the start. Let’s take a look at some steps that you can take to lower your concrete carbon footprint.

Cut Down The Amount Of Cement Used

Cement is one of the major reasons you increase your carbon footprint. As a contractor, you should cut down the amount of cement used in your mix so that you lower your carbon footprint. Various techniques involve using a small amount of cement and still getting a good concrete mix. You can take your time to understand how you can develop high-strength concrete with a low amount of cement so you can construct a strong, sturdy home and still not mess up the environment.

Use Technologies That Are Organic

If you plan on reducing your carbon footprint then you should consider compounds that are organic and do not disrupt the ozone layer. Volatile organic compounds are very harmful and could lead to various respiratory and cardiac problems in the long run. You should be aware of using good quality raw material to get better results from your home. Various non-toxic solutions can be used in place of the ones that are otherwise harmful and cheap. People are always open to spending a little more when it comes to good quality products and that’s the reason why you should always check out alternate options that will benefit the planet in the long run.

Learn New Techniques That Are Greener And Safer

There are numerous ways you can use concrete alternatives that are non-toxic for the environment. These new products help reduce the carbon footprint and do a job almost as good as concrete. This is something that can help us spread the word about going green. It is also important to make people aware that there are such solutions and ask them if they would like a green alternative to the regular concrete which will leave a heavy carbon footprint.

Create Your Mix

There are multiple ways you can reduce your concrete carbon footprint. While you can choose to follow techniques already available in the market, it is always smarter if you come up with something that will benefit you and be environmentally friendly. Take your time to figure out what is greener and try finding alternatives to anything that could increase your carbon footprint when working with concrete.

Going green isn’t about just installing gadgets that make your home smart. It is about making smart choices that not only make your home environmentally friendly but also sustainable in the long run. It’s time to make the smart change today. One small step today can secure the future of your children.

Meet Lance Davis


Lance Davis is a third generation Concrete Contractor with over 10+ years experience in concrete repair and slabjacking. His company Davis & Sons Concrete has proudly served all of North Central Illinois, Rockford and the outer suburbs - and he would love to hear from you!

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